Local songwriter to release second album, try out for American Idol

SMYRNA – It is extremely difficult to categorize or define the music of Emilee Smith. At only 16 years of age, this talented singer/songwriter has accomplished more than many artists twice her age, having composed nearly 30 original songs and releasing her debut album.

A resident of the village of Smyrna, and Sherburne-Earlville junior, Smith began singing as a young child, and her powerful voice has only gotten better with age.

“I can remember her singing at the age of 5 or 6, already noticing how much louder and clearer her voice was when compared to the other children,” said A.J. Smith, Emilee’s father. “Everyone in the audience could hear her and it seemed like, even then, she had perfect pitch recognition.”

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